At Ulman House we provide free housing for young adult cancer patients, and their caregivers.
We’re proudly located in East Baltimore steps from our city’s world-renowned hospitals, and uniquely designed with young adults in mind.
Ulman House is designed to fit the needs of our young adult patients. To qualify to stay a referral must be made the patient’s care team and meet the following requirements:
Patient is between the ages of 15 and 39.
In active cancer treatment
Home address 35 miles from treatment location. Exceptions may be made for transplant patients.
What To Bring
At Ulman House, we’ve got the basics you’ll need:
Our bedrooms have all the bedding, towels, and storage you need. Forgot toothpaste? We’ve got you covered.
Our kitchen is stocked with cookware, appliances, and plenty of space to enjoy your meals. There is also space in our pantry to store your personal food faves.
Our living room has comfy chairs and a TV loaded with all kinds of stuff to watch. But if you’re looking for something else to do head to the fitness center for a workout or our state of the art music room for a jam session.
Our laundry room has three sets of washers, dryers, and detergent.
Our library has resources, fun reads, and computers if you need to get work done or just catch up on the latest news from your friends.
Our outdoor space includes grills, gardening beds, and a rooftop deck for the freshest air in Baltimore.
You should plan to bring:
Government issued ID is needed to check in.
Favorite foods can be stored in our pantry and your personal mini fridge.
Medications are a must, but if you need a refill there’s a pharmacy a few blocks away.
Clothing is not optional and keep in mind Baltimore’s seasonal climate. It’s humid in the summer and chilly in the winter, and Ulman house is heated and cooled accordingly.
Comfort items are up to you, but we suggest bringing things like your favorite blanket, technology, and whichever book you’re currently reading.
A member of your care team will need to fill out our online referral form. Once we’ve determined you are eligible to stay at Ulman House, we will reach out to confirm your reservation. Any questions about referrals can be directed to [email protected]
Nope! Our communal areas are open for use during the day for patients and caregivers to use as well. We have laundry facilities and a full bathroom available for day use for guests, so if you need a quick break from the hospital come on down and ask for a guest pass.
We require a check-out date, but we understand things may come up, so we do our best to accommodate extension requests. Communication is key! The earlier you let us know you may need to extend, the higher the likelihood we can make it happen.
You betchya! For day guests, you may have people visit from the hours of 7:30AM to 8:00PM and they are required to stay in common areas of the house (first two floors). For overnight guests, be sure to register them with an Ulman House Staff member a day in advance. For the safety of all of our guests, we will be doing background checks on all overnight guests.
Want to cook your own food? Power to ya! You can use our communal kitchen. Want to never touch a pot? We’ve got you covered! Volunteers will cook family-style meals and breakfast options are available in the morning.
There sure are. We have a fitness center, music room, and library all ready for you to use.
We also have monthly Young Adult support groups that we call “Where YA Meet”s and monthly activity hours. Stay updated on the schedule by stopping by the Ulman House Staff office (to say “hi” of course) and to check out the schedule of events.
From Our Residents
“Staying at Ulman House did two things for me; it gave me a support system of individuals who were going through similar experiences to engage with and provided me a way to decompress through volunteer activities after I completed treatment each day.”
“What Ulman has done for us is: to help us use our resources to care for our daughter, to give us a place where we feel safe, and to give us a place that we don’t feel alone in the really frightening battle to save her life. We are so grateful!”
“Thank you so much for supporting me and my family during this difficult time. My prolonged treatment plan would have necessitated the need to find housing for at least 2 consecutive months. Not only did Ulman provide housing & financial assistance but indirectly, emotional support by connecting me to a community & second family during treatment.”